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Four stabbings in three days as gardaí called to two incidents last night

Two incidents occurred last night in Waterford city and Dundalk, Co Louth.

A photo from a crime scene discovered on Wednesday.
A photo from a crime scene discovered on Wednesday.
Image: Eamonn Farrell

GARDAÍ WERE CALLED to a stabbing incident at Castletown Road, Dundalk at around 7pm last night. A man in his 20s was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital with is believed to be stab wounds. The incident is under investigation.

A man in his 20s is in custody at Waterford Garda station following an incident on O’Connell St in Waterford city last evening. A man in his 40s received lacerations to his hand in an incident.

Earlier this week on Wednesday, gardaí were called to a stabbing in Allenton Avenue in Tallaght, Dublin, where a 23-year-old man was injured.

On the same day, a man was found stabbed to death in a flat on the South Circular Road close to the junction with Bloomfield Avenue in Dublin 8.

A man in his 20s was seen fleeing the scene in a bloody top.

Gardaí were alerted to the scene by members of the public when a second man was found on the street outside the flat with a number of injuries.

The man, who is believed to be a Swiss national, was taken to St James’ Hospital for treatment and he remains under the care of the hospital although his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

All four incidents are under investigation.

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